US Coast Guard Station Fort Myers Beach

District Seven

719 San Carlos Dr., Fort Myers Beach, FL 33931

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ABOUT

US Coast Guard Station Fort Myers Beach is a small boat station located on San Carlos Drive in Fort Myers Beach, Florida. Station Fort Myers Beach is part of Sector St. Petersburg in District Seven.

 

Sector St. Petersburg has become one of the Coast Guard’s largest commands, with an area of responsibility encompassing over 400 nautical miles of coastline along Florida’s west coast and the third largest U.S. port for domestic trade. In terms of total trade volume, including both domestic and foreign, the Port of Tampa ranks 12th nationally. The Sector’s five multi-mission small boat stations, six patrol boats, two aids to navigation cutters, and one aids to navigation team have responsibility for five primary operational missions: Search and Rescue; Marine Safety; Maritime Law Enforcement; Ports, Waterways, and Coastal Security; and Living Marine Resources. Each year Sector St. Petersburg personnel conduct, on average, more than 2600 rescue cases, assisting more than 7000 people and preserving property valued at 39 million dollars.

The integrated Coast Guard team that carries out the sector’s operational missions is comprised of over 825 Active Duty and Reserve Military Members, 27 Civilian, and 1800 Auxiliary personnel.
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ARRIVAL

The nearest major airport is Southwest Florida International Airport (RSW / KRSW).
This airport has international and domestic flights and is 14 miles from the center of Fort Myers, FL.

Another major airport is Charlotte County Airport (PGD / KPGD), which has domestic flights from Punta Gorda, Florida and is 24 miles from Fort Myers, FL.

 

Naples Municipal Airport (APF / KAPF) has domestic flights from Naples, Florida and is 42 miles from Fort Myers, FL.

Resources

TRICARE Information and News

 

For a full list of community health centers, visit the Health Center Program at https://findahealthcenter.hrsa.gov/.

 

Check the US News Health directory online at https://health.usnews.com/doctors/search to find the best doctor for your family.

 

The American Dental Association provides a list of dentists near you on their website https://findadentist.ada.org/.

FOR THE CHILDREN
 

Students must be 5 years old on or before Sept. 1 to attend kindergarten. Students must be 6 years old on or before Sept. 1 and have completed kindergarten to attend grade 1.

 

In 2010, the majority of states, the District of Columbia, and the Department of Defense Education Activity adopted Common Core State Standards that provide a consistent set of educational expectations for students, regardless of ZIP code. When a family moves, a student’s education is often disrupted because the student may be forced to repeat material or learn at a different level at the new school. With common standards across states, this disruption will be reduced — of particular interest to military families. For more information, visit http://www.corestandards.org/.

 

School District of Lee County
Rayma C. Page Elementary School
Cypress Lake Middle School
Fort Myers High School
GreatSchools.org

 

If your child is preparing to attend college, this information on scholarships may be helpful.

 
FOR THE SERVICE MEMBER

Current service members can attend college in their off-duty time and have their military branch pay the tuition. Learn about the Military Tuition Assistance Program. Use the Tuition Assistance (TA) DECIDE tool to help you make the best use of your tuition assistance dollars.

 

​If you were or are in the military, you may be eligible for Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) education benefits. If you are a spouse or dependent, you may be eligible too.

 

Online course options: edX – Founded by Harvard University and MIT, offers high-quality courses from the world’s best universities and institutions to learners everywhere. Whether you are interested in computer science, languages, engineering, psychology, writing, electronics, biology, or marketing. Enroll today!

When moving to a new location, it is important to know who to call when you have an emergency or you need help. Below are some organizations you will find useful.

 

Child Care Aware:

Under the site’s “Child Care 101” tab you’ll find information related to locating quality child care, the types of child care available to you and how to evaluate the child care providers you visit. There’s also a special section for the military child on the website covering topics such as military fee assistance, payments and provider services.

 

Military Children and Teens Resource Guide

 

Lee County Department of Health (239) 332-9501
The Florida Department of Health works to protect, promote & improve the health of all people in Florida through integrated state, county, & community efforts.

 

Florida Department of Children and Families (877) 595-0384
DCF’s first priority has always been and will continue to be the safety and protection of Florida’s most vulnerable – our children.

 

Gulf Coast Humane Society (239) 332 0364
Gulf Coast Humane Society is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit, no-kill, animal welfare organization established as the first non-profit animal welfare organization in southwest Florida in 1947.

 

Florida Highway Safety (239) 344-1730

 

Base Operator (239) 463-5754

Housing

Currently, the US Coast Guard does not offer housing at Station Fort Myers Beach.

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Community

In Fort Myers Beach, the summers are long, hot, oppressive, wet, and mostly cloudy and the winters are short, comfortable, windy, and mostly clear. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 56°F to 90°F and is rarely below 45°F or above 93°F.

 

The hot season lasts for 4.5 months, from May 20 to October 5, with an average daily high temperature above 87°F. The hottest day of the year is August 8, with an average high of 90°F and low of 76°F. The cool season lasts for 2.8 months, from December 9 to March 2, with an average daily high temperature below 77°F. The coldest day of the year is January 18, with an average low of 56°F and high of 73°F.

 

The wetter season lasts 4.2 months, from May 27 to October 2, with a greater than 43% chance of a given day being a wet day. The chance of a wet day peaks at 72% on August 4. The drier season lasts 7.8 months, from October 2 to May 27. The smallest chance of a wet day

Compared to other cities in Florida and cities across the country, the cost of living index in Fort Myers, FL is 94, which is 5% lower than the Florida average and 6% lower than that for the entire country. The index is comprised of the following criteria: cost of retail goods and services (33%), groceries (13%), health care (5%), housing (30%), cost of public/private transportation (9%) and utilities (10%). Everyday goods and services, along with housing account for 63 percent of the total cost of living index. Goods and services that are a necessity regardless of location provide an accurate general sense of the cost of living in one city versus another. As seen above, the cost of retail goods and services in Fort Myers, FL are 5% lower than the average for Florida and 6% lower than the rest of the country.

Fort Myers is popular for its beaches, fishing, shopping – and the opportunity to learn about two of the nation’s most famed inventors and business leaders. You and your family can experience one-on-one natural encounters, play on top-notch Fort Myers beaches and treat yourselves to endless family-friendly attractions, restaurants and resorts in Fort Myers and surrounding areas along southwest Florida’s sunny Gulf Coast. And don’t miss the Thomas Edison and Henry Ford winter estates. Back in 1916, Ford bought land in downtown Fort Myers, next door to Edison, his mentor. Now, both estates serve as museums that honor their founders and remind all of us about what they overcame and what they accomplished.

 

Book an island-hopping excursion to explore the unspoiled islands Cabbage Key and Cayo Costa. You’ll feel as though you’re on your own private island. Stop by Cabbage Key Inn & Restaurant to eat a burger that some say is the inspiration behind Jimmy Buffett’s song, ‘Cheeseburger in Paradise’.

 

If you visit during high season in the spring, you can catch a Boston Red Sox spring training game. The Red Sox play more than 20 games at JetBlue Park, a state-of-the-art ballpark that holds up to 11,000 fans. The ballpark is known as a miniature Fenway Park, complete with famous Fenway franks.

 

Pickleball is a table tennis, badminton and tennis hybrid sport played with a paddle and wiffle ball. It was invented in the 1960s, but it has recently taken off in North America. You can take a lesson while enjoying a lake view at one of Sundial Beach Resort & Spa’s 12 regulation courts.

 

The Edison and Ford Winter Estates is one of the most visited attractions in Fort Myers. While you’re downtown, sign-up for a walking tour, including one that claims to be haunted. The Seminole Gulf Railway offers visitors a picturesque trip through the surrounding countryside along with a murder mystery dinner show to boot. There are water parks, batting cages and nature parks, however, the main attractions here are the beautiful beaches, the abundance of shells on the shores, and the stunning sunsets.

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